The security at the commercial side of airports have had an insurmountable amount of attention but the private side of these airports needs additional attention for security of aircraft and people. Terrorists have shown great interests in the use of general aviation as weapons delivery vehicles. A need for security managers to address the elements of people, processes, and facilities at the private institutions that control these types of aircraft exists. The traumatic events of September 11, 2001 (9-11) had a major effect on the commercial air carrier service and created the need for the Aviation and Transportation Security Act (ATSA) in November of 2001 (ATSA, 2001). The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) was created concurrently to ensure the freedom of movement of people and commerce about different modes of transit, but the specific transportation system of aviation has received the most attention because this was the specific target of the terrorist acts of 9-11.
Last date updated on July, 2014